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Vini da Gigio

#156 of 1,136 Restaurants in Venice
#179 of 1,225 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
041 528 5140
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 190
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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly service and good food

This was one of the restaurants our hotel reception suggested : we couldn't get in the first night we wanted so we asked to book it for 2 days later. They were packed, turning people away and re-laying tables but unlike some of the other restaurants we dined in, we didn't feel rushed here. We went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
rebem
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Channel Islands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant because of the reviews posted here, the note that it was popular with resident Italians, and we were staying nearby. We made reservations for an early dinner, but were disappointed on all counts: price, service, and food. We were nicely greeted by the owner, but our wait staff (a woman who many have been one of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here for the third time - been on our last 2 visits to Venice. From the reviews it seems it is really busy at dinner but at lunch it was not at all crowded and we had a fine, leisurely meal. I had scallops to start and then simply grilled sole and my husband had Sardines and then... More 

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Chicago, IL
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50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This small restaurant sits on a canal just off the main tourist street. We had a reservation based upon a review in the Daily Telegraph. It seemed a lot nicer than the many tourist restaurants with photo menus that we had walked past on the way. The waiter was friendly but the menus were a little confusing. The Italian one... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I found it, not remember where, decided to do a reservation for Saturday night first setting (they do 2 settings 7:00pm and 9:30pm) both completly booked, while in the restaurant constantly customers coming in to see if a table was available. They have a beef and a fish menu, both excellent, when the first plate was serve "zuppa di pesce"... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fantastic food at reasonable prices with waiters who know their menu and can suggest excellent wines. Small restaurant used by locals so booking is advisable.

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London,England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Just booked again for tomorrow night ! We always eat here every time we visit Venice, a consistantly great restaurant. Food always fantastic = restaurant always busy and thats the case here. Just simply great, unpretencious food in the heart of a great city.. Book to avoid disappointment. Just Go There.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us several years ago and having learnt our lesson on how important it is to book we finally got to try it. Friendly and welcoming staff who love to make the effort really started the evening off on a good note. There is plenty of choice on the menu and the deserts are lovely... More 

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Channel Islands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was one of the restaurants our hotel reception suggested : we couldn't get in the first night we wanted so we asked to book it for 2 days later. They were packed, turning people away and re-laying tables but unlike some of the other restaurants we dined in, we didn't feel rushed here. We went with the recommendations to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Love Venice, but it really is over run with basic tourists now! Our 5 star hotel recommended this, and my husband and his ‘research’ was very pleased we got a booking for dinner here for 3 people. It took us about 20-30 mins to walk here from St Marks square area, which always makes the evening enjoyable. Overall we all... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is in a book called 1001 restaurants to eat at before you die. Not sure I want to read the rest of the book now. Strange place. The English menu (with no prices) doesn't match the italian one. I think this causes confusion with the waiters and kitchen. There is a fish side of the menu and a meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 041 528 5140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.